East Midlands Rugby Union

Helping to promote, foster and develop the game of Rugby Union

Discipline

Discipline is one of the core values of rugby. We strive to ensure that rugby is a game of controlled physical endeavour and that it is honest and fair.The disciplinary regime reflects World Rugby Regulation 17. It exists to penalise players whose foul play or misconduct is other than purely accidental, and one of its most important principles is to prevent the risk of injury to other players in a dynamic and physical sport. Players have an obligation to ensure that they do not cause injury to opponents.

Terms of Reference

  • The EMRU CB Disciplinary Committee has powers, devolved from the RFU, to deal with matters at level 5 and below, which result from sendings off, citings, reports of abuse of match officials and reports of actions which are not in the best interests of the game and which bring the game into disrepute.
  • The Chair of Discipline has the authority to lead the Discipline Committee on all matters relating to discipline within the CB and reports to the EMRU Governance Executive and the RFU Head of Discipline.
  • All members of the EMRU Discipline committee are appointed by the EMRU Governance Committee and have the current RFU Discipline accreditation. There is currently no restriction on the number of terms served.
  • EMRU Discipline panels are selected from the accredited members of the Discipline Committee by the Chair of Discipline with advice from the CB Discipline Secretary.

N.B. in the information and documents here the term “Club” shall cover not only EMRU Clubs but also representative sides, schools, colleges and universities within the CB. 

Also the term “Player” shall cover not only players but also coaches, officials, members, spectators and parents/guardians of any CB organisation.

EMRU Disciplinary Panel Members & Contacts

Paul McGuckian

Paul McGuckian

Bish Seymour

Discipline Secretary

19 Tanfield Lane, Northampton, NN1 5RN

Bish Seymour

Discipline Secretary

19 Tanfield Lane, Northampton, NN1 5RN

Chris Parr

Age Grade Discipline Secretary

Age Grade Secretary to be the main contact for all Youth/Junior Disciplinary issues i.e. from Under 18s and lower, for all club, schools & colleges.

Chris Parr

Age Grade Discipline Secretary

Age Grade Secretary to be the main contact for all Youth/Junior Disciplinary issues i.e. from Under 18s and lower, for all club, schools & colleges.

Panel Members:

Mark Lovell (Also qualified Panel Chair)
Duncan Hook (Also qualified Panel Chair)
Malcom Thompson
Elaine Addy
Jamie Woolley